Synonyms of leech


1. leech, bloodsucker, hirudinean, annelid, annelid worm, segmented worm

usage: carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end

2. leech, parasite, sponge, sponger, follower

usage: a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage


1. bleed, leech, phlebotomize, phlebotomise, treat, care for

usage: draw blood; "In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment"

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Definition and meaning of leech (Dictionary)